Toshiba - Not Able To Detect Partition

Apr 28, 2013

Here's the scenario...PC crashed, I get Toshiba splash screen at start up then nothing. With recovery stick I can get tools but cannot use them... I get either missing partition or hard drive locked message. I can get to command prompt though where it appears that the partition containing Windows is not being recognized at all...the size of the partition is not even showing up. This all started when I returned to my PC to find it unresponsive and had to power it off with the power button. PC was working fine for months after upgrading from Windows 7.

View 4 Replies



Dec 26, 2013

My new Toshiba laptop runs Windows 8, boots in UEFI mode and GPT formatted, can I create a logical partition solely for storage so that when I format/recover windows partition like windows system image restore, the files and folders stored in the partition is not affected?Just like I did in my old windows 7 laptop that boots in BIOS mode and MBR formatted, which I put the partition as D: drive? Are there any possibilities I do that without messing up the system?

View 1 Replies View Related

Toshiba Splash Screen At Start Up - Windows Partition Not Detected

Apr 28, 2013

PC crashed, I get Toshiba splash screen at start up then nothing. With recovery stick I can get tools but cannot use them... I get either missing partition or hard drive locked message. I can get to command prompt though where it appears that the partition containing Windows is not being recognized at all...the size of the partition is not even showing up. This all started when I returned to my PC to find it unresponsive and had to power it off with the power button. PC was working fine for months after upgrading from Windows 7.

View 1 Replies View Related

Cannot Boot Toshiba Laptop Windows 8.1 / Created Duplicate EFI Partition

Dec 25, 2013

I can not boot my Toshiba laptop Windows 8.1 computer after I was attempting to resize partitions. I got in over my head. Now I'm stuck and cannot boot.

I believe the problem is I somehow created a second copy of my EFI partition. Now I have two "system" partitions of the same size.

Cannot boot, but got a command prompt. Ran "bcdedit" and got:

"The boot configuration data store could not be opened.The requested system device cannot be identified due to multiple indistinguishable devices potentially matching the identification criteria."

Other things I uncovered:

Diskpart> list partition
Partition 1 System
Partition 2 System
Partition 3 Reserved
Partition 4 Primary
Partition 5 Recovery
Partition 6 Recovery

(note both partitons 1 & 2 say "System" for type.)

Diskpart> Select Partition 1detail partition * Volume 2 System NTFS Partition 352 MB Healthy Hidden
Diskpart> Select Partition 2detail partition * Volume 3 FAT32 Partition 352 MB Healthy Hidden

I conclude that Partition 1 equates to Volume 2, Partition 2 to Volume 3. However there is no longer a "System" label on Part 2/Vol 3 once drilled down to details. Also its FAT32.

I am hoping/praying that I could "delete" one of the duplicate partitions. But scared to make any such move. Not sure where to go from here.

View 3 Replies View Related

Windows 8 Cannot Detect Other Partitions

Aug 19, 2013

So recently my windows 7's some system files got corrupt . won't start after windows logo (when the arrow shows up=>always bsod, even in safemode). so I decided to format C and install fresh windows 8.

Then I had four partitions C:windows(7) D:Softwares E:Games F:Mix Stuff.

My plan was to format C (of course for windows 8) and D (as C had only 20Gb space so I thought I would also format D 46Gb and give C 45Gb and D 20-21Gb as it was useless to me and contained only a bunch of crappy softwares ). Well, it FAILED here's how. after formatting C and D I deleted them thinking that boths unallocated space will merge. but it DID'NT.

After deleting I tried creating new partition on D but it FAILED "we cannot create create new partition" . Then I did same thing with C and it WORKED. I had to give it again 20Gb (maximum) - NO CHOICE. Then I installed Windows 8 on C. (thinking I will later format D on desktop)

Now here's the scenario : I DO NOT WANT TO FORMAT E: AND F: AS IT CONTAINS MY PRECIOUS DATA. After the startup config, 'Startup' came up I went to Desktop then Computer and then what????

Only C: I found there 7.67Gb free of 19.5GB.
Where are others gone .

I went to disk management and saw only (C:) other 138Gb (something) was unallocated space. Then I booted my pc from windows installation usb and on the drive screen I saw C 19.5-20Gb and Unallocated space 138Gb.

View 9 Replies View Related

WMC Cannot Detect Video DVD In Drive

Dec 21, 2012

I have recently upgraded from Vista to Windows 8 online Apart from the backup disc not working it won't play dvds - in fact it won't even recognise that a dvd is in the drive. Having read much about the decision by Microsoft to withdraw support for dvd playback I have now installed both Windows Media Centre (via the free download/product key) and VLC player. However neither of these programmes will play nor recognise a dvd in the drive. Windows Media Centre reports

"WMC cannot detect a video dvd in the DVD-Rom drive. Insert a video DVD into the drive"

I have tried many dvds, all of which have been played by this system when Vista was the running OS. The dvd drive is recognised in Computer as "BD-RE Drive (G" and this moniker does not change when a dvd is inserted. Autoplay options never appear. When a cd is inserted to the drive the name of the dvd drive remains the same but "audio cd" appears after and the cd plays fine. In device manager the dvd drive appears as a


the drive "thinks" it's just a cd drive? Is that possible? I have uninstalled the drive and rebooted to re-install it with no effect on this problem. I've also tried the registry edit
"reg.exe add "HKLMSystemCurrentControlSetServicesatapiController0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 000000001"

View 9 Replies View Related

Unable To Detect Samsung Modem?

Sep 19, 2013

Recently I've loaded windows 8 pro 64 bit in my netbook; after that I've installed my Samsung Galaxy Y PC Suite (Samsung Kies - already updated). When I go to Phone & Modem in control panel, under the modem my phone is not showing.. My windows 7 PC getting this modem. Earlier I'd loaded win 8 32 bit version, which was detected my samsung modem. My asus netbook supporting windows 8 64 bit, all the drivers are compitable with that..

View 3 Replies View Related

Hardware Drivers :: Windows 8 X64 Can't Detect Any CD

Jul 12, 2014

Whenever I insert any Cd or DVD to my drive i get "Please enter a disc to H:/" ... I also tried Microsoft Troubleshooter but it didn't worked. My computer not even detect my CD.

View 5 Replies View Related

Browsers/Mail :: Auto Detect Path On Every PC?

May 23, 2013

i want my HTML webpage i created to load a specific file from another folder on my Drive. When i move it to another pc, the path and name changes, and i have to manually change it to.

So my Question: Can i make it auto change the C:UsersYannicDesktopWebsiteAddons to for example C:UsersOMGDocumentsWebsiteAddons?

So that i auto changes the path for me. It only uses the WebsiteAddons path and detects the rest like C:UsersYannicDesktop itself?

View 2 Replies View Related

Audio :: Windows 8.1 Doesn't Detect Any Sound Devices

May 7, 2014

Everything was ok with sound but now the computer doesn't detect any sound devices like amplifier, headphones, speakers, etc. The computer does find the audio card, but not devices.

View 8 Replies View Related

Hardware Drivers :: Windows 8 PC Won't Detect Samsung Galaxy S2

Jan 14, 2013

I've used multiple usb hook-ups so I know its not a bad cable. I've tried searching for the device/ adding it manually nothing will work. I've also tried using different USB ports, no luck.

View 6 Replies View Related

Windows 8.1 Doesn't Detect Phone (Lumia 1020)

Aug 28, 2014

Ever since the latest WP update (currently on WP8.1 Update, firmware 3051.50009.1424.0003) my Windows 8.1 PC doesn't detect my Lumia. I get "The latest device malfunctioned and Windows does not recognize it. There is also Unknown USB device (Device descriptor request failed) listed under Universal Serial Bus controllers in Device manager. Nothing under Portable devices section.

What I have tried:
- replacing usb cable (using original one) -> no luck
- soft reset phone -> no luck
- turning the phone off and plug it in -> no go
- manually uninstalling the device from device manager, restarting the PC and try again -> nope
- plugged brother's lumia 930 -> works like a charm

I've got access to laptop, plugging my phone there and the same problem happens at first - the device can't be recognized but a few moments later somehow it gets recognized and connected. The problem seems to be on my PC, need to completely removing all the Phone drivers (including registry entries) so I can install them fresh?

View 3 Replies View Related

Hardware Drivers :: USB Ports Don't Detect Connected Devices?

Apr 22, 2014

Whenever I try to connect my flash drive, phone or digi cams. It can't detect anything then I saw this in device manager, is this the culprit?

View 1 Replies View Related

Security :: Windows 8.1 - Bitlocker Detect Data Drive

Jul 29, 2014

I've recently encrypted my main drive, and all is well. However, I would like to be able to encrypt one of my data drives as well and bitlocker isn't even detecting the drive's existence under "Fixed Drives"

I'm on windows 8.1 machine, the encrypted main drive is a SSD drive, and the data drive is a regular WD spinning drive SATA drive. I would like to have the WD data drive encrypted as well...

View 9 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: System Restore Cannot Detect Windows Installation

May 8, 2014

I am using Windows 8.1x64 in UEFI mode. My motherboard is Gigabyte H77M-D3H. My hard disk is configured to use AHCI. A few days back I needed to use system restore from my repair disk because of a system crash. To my horror when I selected System Restore from my Windows repair disk it showed-:

"To use System Restore, you must specify which Windows Installation to restore. Restart this computer select an operating system, and then select system restore."

Now I don't have multiple Windows installations but I do have Debian Linux x64 dual booted with Windows 8.1. the Debian Linux also boots in UEFI mode. Is this problem caused by the fact that I am dual booting ? Has Linux dual booted, check if you can system restore from the windows repair disk.

I can perform a system restore from the inside of the OS fine. But I need it working from the outside also. What I have tried is running diskpart from the repair disk and selecting my partition on which Windows is installed and then running system restore but this had no effect. Can I boot up windows and then select to boot from my CD ? Like, before Windows completes booting I can have the repair disk boot up or something. Could it be that I am booting my CD in legacy rather than UEFI ?

PS-: My Windows 8 was upgraded from an installation of Windows 7. But I have already deleted the Windows.old folder in C drive.

View 3 Replies View Related

Windows 8.1 Doesn't Detect Previous Hotfix Installations

Sep 13, 2014

For some reason Windows allows me to install Hotfixes that date back to August and even July! I know I installed those Hotfixes for a fact, but some recent updates reset all that. How to get the latest versions of everything at this point?

View 5 Replies View Related

Windows Couldn't Detect Network Proxy Settings

Sep 16, 2014

Having Internet connection issues--sometimes I can connect, but only get "2 bars," other times nothing. I am using a wireless router, and have another computer connected to it, and I get the internet with no problems on the other one. Couldn't download TSG SysInfo on computer with problem.

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Home Premium

Dell All-In-One Desktop Computer

Intel Core i3-3240T CPU @2,90GHz 2.90 GHz

4 installed RAM

64-bit operating system, x64-based processor

Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Steps I have taken: Troubleshooted connection, and received the following error: windows could not automatically detect network's proxy settings. Ran "network troubleshooter" and I think it reset the connection and said all was fine.

View 14 Replies View Related

Setup Installation :: Windows 8 Won't Detect Bootable Ubuntu USB Stick

Apr 24, 2014

So I'm trying to run dual OS on my new windows 8 machine. I made a bootable Ubuntu 14.04 usb stick using Rufus, disabled secure boot and proceeded in attempting to install the system. However, (settings->general->advanced startup->use a device) won't detect my bootable USB. It won't boot from it at startup either, no matter how much I fiddle with the UEFI settings.

Well, I guess that is not entirely true, as I managed to get it to boot and install ubuntu after switching the UEFI boot settings to legacy boot. But windows 8 does not work under that option, so I'm having to go and change the UEFI boot setting every time I wish to use a different OS.

View 4 Replies View Related

USB Slot Won't Detect Apollo M100 Hard Drive On Laptop

Sep 8, 2014

I got an imation Apollo m100 hard drive and working properly on other laptops/ desktops except on my own laptop. It is not detected or recognized by my 2 usb slot on the left sight of my laptop but it can be detected by the slot in my usb slot on the right side which is the right side.. tried inserting usb drives on the 2 left usb slot and its working properly except of hard drive.

View 1 Replies View Related

Network / Sharing :: WDL-U700 Wireless Adapter USB Can't Detect 5ghz

Sep 15, 2014

i got usb adapter WDL-U700 dual band 802.11n wireless USB adapter it doesnt seem detect 5ghz wifi

i already checked/change configuration to multimedia/gamig enviroment, channel mode etc

View 9 Replies View Related

Network / Sharing :: Unable To Detect 5Ghz Band In Sony Vaio PC

Sep 15, 2014

My PC is unable to detect 5Ghz band where rest of the devices at my home are detecting both the bands.

I have recently bought D-Link dual band router and installed at home. Router is working absolutely fine because I could see my other laptop and Ipad are able to detect both the bands. So that says there no problem with the router configuration. Also the router which I have bought is recently released, so there are no new updates are released yet.

As per the installation guide, 802.11a supports 5Ghz and IEEE 802 11b/g/n supports 2.4 Ghz.

My PC details :
Model : Sony SVF14A190X (an year old laptop)
Operating System : Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 Bit
Network Adaptor drivers: BCM43142 Wireless Network Adapter
Router Details: D-Link DIR-850L VER A.1 wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router.

The network adaptor which my laptop supports IEEE 802 11b/g/n..i.e.2.4 Ghz. I tried installing the Network Adapter drivers in compatibility mode, but that doesn't fix the issue.

When I checked in Command prompt, it says : Radio Types Supported : 802.11n 802.11g 802.11b.

How should I upgarde network drivers to : 802.11n 802.11a 802.11g 802.11b

View 9 Replies View Related

Audio :: Creative Drivers For X-Fi Cards And Unable To Detect Supported Product

Jul 17, 2014

When attempting to install Creative drivers for X-Fi cards you may receive this message:

"unable to detect supported product"

and of course that's as far as you get.

To resolve this issue:

1. Uninstall the current drivers.
2. Shutdown and power off. Physically remove the audio card.
3. VERY IMPORTANT STEP: Boot at least once with the audio card removed.
4. Shutdown and power off. Re-install audio card.
5. Bootup. Re-install drivers.

View 1 Replies View Related

Network / Sharing :: Unable To Shut Down - Windows Refuse To Detect LAN Driver?

Feb 13, 2013

At random, Windows would refuse to shut down, although it would cancel out the display. Hitting the power button it would bring the PC back to life in a state half in shutdown and half alive. Upon restart, Windows will refuse to detect my LAN driver. It wouldn't even show up on the device manager (not even as an unknown device).

I have Gigabyte G1 Assassin motherboard with BigFoot Network LAN card. To make the LAN work again, I have to delete the Big Killer Network software from my PC and re-install it again. But after two days, Windows will do the same thing all over again.

System Rig:
Intel Core i7 processor
4GB of RAM
GTX 580

View 5 Replies View Related

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard To Add A NTFS Partition To USB Drive

Jul 17, 2014

i'm using Windows 8 Home 64 Bit.

I used AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard to add a NTFS Partition to my USB drive. I want to store large files over 4GB on this partition, while having the rest of my files on the primary partition which is FAT32. The problem is, when I plug my drive into the computer it only shows the primary partition.

Is there any way to get Windows to show both partitions when I plug the device in? I want to be able to store files on both partitions.

After doing some research, I found that one possible way would be to set the USB device as a "Fixed disk". I was unable to figure out how to do this.

The device is a 32GB Silicon Power Blaze Removable Disk with USB 3.0.

View 9 Replies View Related

Setup Installation :: Migrating / Copying Boot Partition To Another HDD Partition

Jan 30, 2013

I have win 8 pro installed & two HDDs with two partions each , I want to migrate the boot partition to another partition on the second drive .

It would have been easier if i would have just cloned the complete drives but one of the partions on the 2nd drive has data which cannot be deleted .

So I have Drive

1 - Partitions C: ( boot partition ) & D:

Drive 2 - Partitions E: & F:

I want to remove Drive 1 from my PC so i want to copy C: to E: then remove drive 1 & boot from E:

I tried "Easeus todo backup" , did not work, it does not make the copy bootable , to make it bootale the whole drive has to be copied .

I tried making an image of C: using Windows 8 inbuilt backup feature then removed drive 1 , installed Windows 8 on E: then tried restoring the image of C: but i got some error.

View 9 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: Will Adding Partition Upset The Windows Partition Order

Aug 10, 2014

I would like to add a partition to a drive having the following partitions:

Number Partition Size 1 Windows RE 499 MB 2 EFI System 300 MB 3 MSR 128 MB 4 C: 216 GB 5 Windows RE 450 MB 6 Samsung Image 19 GB 7 Samsung Recovery 1 GB

This should be easy to do with MiniTool Partition Wizard. In essence, resize "C:", add the partition in the unallocated space, assign the drive letter "D" to the new partition, and format it to NTFS.

You will notice that the drive has two Windows RE partitions. This is because I updated to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 through the Microsoft Store.

View 9 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: System Reserved In One Partition Versus Separate Partition

Dec 12, 2013

I used to have System Reserved on separate partion to C: but on my last fresh re-install, I decided to make C: and System Reserved in one partition. Here's what shows on Disk Management:

My question is, which is better. System Reserved on the same partition with C: or on a separate partition?

View 3 Replies View Related

Hardware Drivers :: Dell Inspiron 3521 - Burning Software Doesn't Detect Empty DVD

Dec 5, 2013

I have a Dell Inspiron 3521 with a DVD RW drive listed as "HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GU70N" and I use Ashampoo Burning Studio 14. When I tried to burn a Video DVD after DVD authoring I get a warning saying "The inserted CD/DVD could not be detected". I tried other software too. They don't seem to detect the DVD too.

View 2 Replies View Related

Moving Media PC Partition Using Partition Wizard 7

Jul 22, 2013

Suddenly, the Acronis program I used to always use for partition copy, won't detect my USB mouse and KB. So, I'm having to do it with Partition Wizard 7. I've never used that to move a system partition, are there any issues doing it that way? The only other program I used to use for this kind of Op is paragon partition manager, which the version I have is not compatible with 8.

I don't like doing it this way, it's very slow compared to using the Acronis program, which seems to fly fast.

View 1 Replies View Related

Creating 2nd Primary Partition From Extended Partition?

Oct 14, 2013

I want to create a second primary partition on my first harddisk(disk 0 look at picture)

from the free space there in the extended partition(view screenshot). Now my problem is that whenever I want to create a new partition by right clicking and selecting "New Simple Volume" and selecting the formatting etc, I get another logical drive in the extended partition(look at picture below).

Is is not what I want. I want to move that free space out from the extended partition and add the unallocated 9 MB to it and then create a second primary partition on disk 0.

Note: If its possible I want to do this without using any third party software, IF POSSIBLE.

View 4 Replies View Related

How To Make Logical Partition Into Primary Partition

Feb 27, 2013

This is my basic spread prime contains a win 7 installation(active) halo contains a win 8 installation(boot) and is a logical partition What I need to do is: format prime and combine it with halo , this will be my boot and active keep logic and halo as it is an my logical drives I cannot lose data in halo or logic. how do I go about doing this ..

View 2 Replies View Related

Copyrights 2005-15, All rights reserved